Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay in the No.21 Sonax Chevrolet started the Detroit Grand Prix from 12th place on the grid and came through the field to claim his second podium of the season following his win at the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis as he came home in third place behind Pato O’Ward and race winner Marcus Ericsson.
Veekay has now moved up to fourth in the championship and speaking following the race he said:
P2! Second podium this year. Very happy, first time at Detroit – crazy track! I made some cool moves and got an awesome result. Awesome car, awesome engine – thank you to the team at Ed Carpenter Racing and Chevy! We get another race tomorrow, hopefully I can climb a lion in the fountain – that would be cool!
Conor Daly in the No.20 U.S Air Force Chevrolet came through the field from 17th place on the grid to finish the race in 13th place and speaking following the action he said:
The U.S. Air Force Chevy had really strong pace, which was great, and we had a great strategy call. After the first red flag, I am not really sure what happened with our left rear but it just felt like we were losing so much speed and grip. We lost a lot of the positions that we gained, which was a shame, but once we got another set of tires on, we were really, really strong. I feel good for tomorrow because the car was quite quick in race trim! We were always going forward, other than when we had our left rear issue. I am looking forward to having another shot at it tomorrow.”